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the mourners as the bodies of the u.s. ambassador and others killed in libya return to the united states. and mitt romney ramps up his criticism of the president again as the latest polls show him falling behind in several crucial states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with these live pictures. look at this. this is tahrir square in cairo. these are live pictures coming in not far from the united states embassy. once again, the protests escalating even as we speak. earlier in the day it had been relatively -- keyword, relatively, quiet. now seems to be escalating for some reason. our own ben wedeman is on the ground for us. we're going to be going to him shortly. at the same time as these scenes are unfolding, there also have been frightening scenes of violence and hatred directed at the united states and others around the region. it's spreading. and u.s. officials are very worried. sources tell me they're especially concerned about today's penetration of the united states embassy in tunisia and the reports that the american school was actually burned.
the region the united states shut many diplomatic facilities because friday prayers often fueled mob rage. some of the ugliest violence, thou though, is in pakistan. in peshawar, protesters set fire to two movie theaters. joining us live from islamabad with more, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. a national holiday, a day to show your love for the approvest muhammad. it turned out to be a day where many pakistanis showed their anger against america, demonstrations in every major city in pakistan and sometimes it got very violent. one news van driver in the city of peshawar shot and killed. here in the capital of islamabad, protests are dying down. here is what it looked like earlier today. friday prayers have just concluded. what we're seeing are some of the largest and most intense protests yet here in pakistan. now what you see over there are shipping containers. police are using them to block off the path to the diplomatic enclave. that's where the foreign embassies are, u.s. embassy, french embassy. now what you seem to have here is some people urging protesters to rush
. this is highest judicial office in the united states, farce enforcement. you have the head of the criminal division who is let off the hook in this to the attorney general still going to be in office who is responsible. someone has to be responsible and accountable. i think that is all we're asking for. when a u.s. agent is killed and this kind of money, waetd taxpayer money takes place. >> gregg: the president says his predecessor is responsible. in fact on thursday. president obama told the uni vision audience, i'm sure you saw this -- i'll quote him here. fast and furious was a field initiated program begun under the previous administration. congressman, that is utterly untrue, is it not? >> i think that is shameful for the president to say that. yes, there was a fast and furious program before but it was properly operated. you didn't have people killed or weapons gone astray like this. >> gregg: and it stopped in 2007 two years before fast and furious begin. >> and it was a successful program. i have once chaired the criminal drug policy subcommittee in congress and we have done these
the attack on the united states embassy. >> i know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. and the answer is enshrined in our laws. our constitutio protects the right to practice f spee. cchaplre going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. and we must agree, there is no ol.ech that justifiesdl >> in the last couple of weeks, he pointed out those are probably not the result of a video and were coordinated. he also delivered in his remarks a stern warning to iran ove its nuclearmbition. >> let me b clear. suroipmacy and we i believe there is still time and space to do so. but that time is not unlimited. we respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power. but one of the purposes of the rness that power for peace.at we make no mistake, a nuclear-armed iran is not a challge that can be contained. it would threaten elimination of israel, th security of gulf nations, and the stability of the glol economy. >> the white house came under so f for nchin a face to face meetings with foreign leaders here in new york during the u
throughout the region is very positive for the united states but we need to be more judicious in how we are doing it. >>neil: thank you, commander. this cost jimmy carter re-election. is the same thing about to cost president obama the same? in the, real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reaso over 70% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations. with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis sympto. but
. >> look at the united states. we're thinking all of the states east of the mississippi plus throwing in minnesota iowa, montana, arkansas, louisiana the dakotas nebraska, kansas, we've lost an area -- larger than half the size of the united states. >> bill: yeah. what's left? california, oregon and washington. i mean -- >> scary. >> bill: that is really scary. now all of that ice melts. where does all of that water go? right? >> right. by the way -- >> bill: glug, glug, glug. >> that's in ten years' time that we've lost that much. that's sort of mind-blowing. >> bill: think how many centuries it took to build up the ice. so anyhow, it is frightening but jim inhoff and all of the other -- they don't care. they don't think it means anything. it is just cyclical. it will all freeze again next year. that's the way it works. mmm, man. what a line-up today. congressman chris van hollen, the ranking democrat on the budget committee. we haven't seen him in studio since charlotte. he was there with us in charlott
of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> boy, she just looked great, didn't she? >> she did. you can imagine, the amount of therapy and hard work. >> oh. >> that she's had to endure to climb back from being -- she was literally shot in the head. >> in the head at close range. >> close blank range. that was a pretty pivotal time in the nation's conversation about where we stand and the tone of things. >> it was. >> what a symbol of hope she is. that was incredible. >> it was a very moving moment. >>> all right. coming up he nominated his dad, last night for another term as vice president, bo biden, the attorney general of delaware, joins us ahead here on "morning joe." former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, nbc news political director chuck todd and later maryland governor martin o'malley. up next mike allen is here with the politico playbook. but first, bill karins with a check on the weekend forecast. >> good morning to you, mika. let me help get everyone out the door thi
calling for calm. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content, and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> elsewhere, in iran, a senior cleric reportedly upped the bounty for the killing of author salman rushdie, whose book "the satanic verses" sparked global protests more than two decades ago, after the late imam khomeini declared it an insult to islam. >> yes, it was a stupid film, you know. and the correct response to a stupid film on youtube is to say, it's a stupid film on youtube and you get on with the rest of your life. so, to take that, and to deliberately use it to inflame your troops, you know, is a political act. that's not about religion. that's about power. >> we just returned back to the office from the streets of islama
in issued this statement -- "it's shocking that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half of the american people view themselves as victims entitled to handouts and are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation." in a late-night news conference, romney responded. >> well, you know, it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question, and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way, but it's a message which i'm going to carry and continue to carry, which is, look, the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because, frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them. and therefore, i'm not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those who are in the middle. >> let me britain in anne kornblut for "the washington post" and a politics reporter for roll
're running to be president of the united states. that's how it goes. and a lot of what you're seeing with the romney campaign right now is when you have sort of cascading failure. you're getting people, you know, tommy thompson said yesterday, why am i going down in polls? what do you think? i'm running with mitt romney. that doesn't help. you start having morale problems, and, you know it can all go pretty bad. the point, tim was making about, about romney's strategy, coming in late. that's a pretty perilous strategy. what obama has done is similar to what the clinton campaign did in '96. they spent tons of money early to define bob dole. by the time bob dole got around and campaigned, everybody kind of had a sense he was, you know, newt gingrich's mini me, basically and it was over for him. >> and then to the question of money, tim, you know, if you look like you're in a really tough spot and things could change with the first debate, a lot of people think that could be sort of a turning point in this race, but do your supporters run to you and say, okay. we need to get him out of
crackers in the united states senate would have ever voted for it if the pressure had not come from martin luther king and others with the civil rights movement? no way! look at healthcare reform. president obama could have ever got than passed without pressure from nurses and seniors and consumer groups and activist and labor unions around the country. no way! the truth always is, these members of congress are so entrenched that you have to have that pressure from the outside and it was only by building that pressure from the outside on the inside that president obama is able to get the affordable care act passed and yes, it is going to be the same thing with campaign finance reform. do you think these dodos are ever going to vote on their own for campaign finance reform? no, it will take a major movement on the part of the american people and pressure and demands on the part of the american people to get congress to act. so, i don't know. what do you think about this? 1-866-55-press. republicans are trying to say this
committee in the senate. >> they balanced their family budgets only to find out that the united states senate on the democratic control will not even bring a budget plan to the senate floor. people should know that the republican-led house, on the other hand, met its obligations. most significantly it passed a budget to rescue america from a debt crisis. >> this is an election year. you hear a lot of hyperbole. you can't find one sane economist that doesn't say if they don't do something about that fiscal cliff, the raising of the tax rates, cutting of government spending it will not lead to something close to an economic catastrophe not only here in washington and in the united states but worldwide. here's another bit of good news. they're going to come back after the elections, after november 6 in a lame duck session and try to do something about that. thomas? >> michael, we talk about this continuing resolution so it gets us into march of 2013. there's a potential it could go six months beyond that, correct? >> well, sure. i mean, they always like to give a new congress a couple of
a united states senate. we have about seven republican senator who weren't elected but selected by the nine methods that these guys used to chew up your ballot. we have a senate congress and -- no one ever thought of wisconsin as a swing state until the coke brothers turned on their themist machine, and suddenly scott walker was renamed the [ inaudible ] of madison. >> stephanie: yeah. the last pole i saw obama is up what 14 in wisconsin? >> yeah but we won by 28 percentage points and then scott walker won on the recall. and how does that happen? there are magical things that occur in this world. al gore swept -- i mean swept florida in 2000 but if you remember, i discovered -- greg palast discovered how they wiped off thousands of voters and called them criminals. they were guilty of being black. robert more is a convicted criminal and now mrs. bobby black is voting. he went to jail and came back and changed his sex and really tricky changed his color. >> stephanie: wow. there is still time to steal back your vote. >> in "billionaires & ballot bandits: how
? >> well, that helps mitt romney to be on the same stage with the president of the united states. there's no doubt. it always helps the challenger with the incumbent. the problem, though, is i think what susan pointed out and dana pointed out is that we really don't know who mitt romney is. so the question is which mitt romney will appear on the debate stage? and that will determine whether people will believe whatever candidate shows up at that time. >> all right. dana, real fast, though, president obama has a lot on his agenda. starting tomorrow, he's going to be here in new york city. and what's on the schedule is this high-stakes speech before the u.n. nbc's first read is calling it the president's do-no-harm week. and the reason they're saying that is because he doesn't really have on one-on-ones with any other world leaders. he's got to sit down with the ladies of "the view." sure, i mean, and they're going to hit him with some hard questions. but, you know, it's not going to be the same thing as meeting with world leaders. the romney campaign is going after the president on this
properly appreciated the gravity of the house crisis in the united states, and putting -- fixing that in a way that people could either try to save their homes, refinance, even if their home value is underwater, but they had equity in it. so i'd say this more as preemptive, and since congress is so unpopular, doesn't hurt to blame them. >> and here's the thing with housing, lynn, not to get off on a tangent, but one of the things that's rarely addressed is a lot of the folks who desperately need to refinance their homes, their credit has taken such -- it's been battered so badly during the crisis, they don't qualify for the refi. >> well, and i'll do this quickly. that's my point. if you talk about why people might hone in on this issue and why obama's focusing on this, before the debate, where it is likely a reasonable thing to guess that it might come up, is that he realizes that this is a vulnerable area, achilles heel, and now trying to shift the blame ahead of time to congress. i say this is a little bit of setting the stage for obama vulnerability that people can relate to.
. >> it is interesting. houston brought us the moon. in the future we're going to bring the united states and the world mars. humans on mars. it is an amazing thing. melissa: how far away is that? >> we're out there in the 200 time frame. melissa: really? >> we're moving forward taking stepping stones approach we did in the 1960s. that decade we used step by step moving towards the moon. we'll do the same thing moving towards mars. melissa: to some extent it seems like americans have lost their fascination with space. you know, it is not right at the forefront of everyone's minds any longer. how do you bring that spirit back? it is alive and well in houston but i don't think the rest of the count try. >> it was great to see the excitement around the shuttle. melissa: that's true. >> inspiration is with young people. more applicants, second largest group of applicants for the next astronaut class than there's ever been. melissa: yeah. >> so i think students are still inspired by space. the outpouring around the passing away of neil armstrong and sally ride, we mourned that but just demonstrates i think
by the year. rick scott, i would dare say, is perhaps the most conservative governor in the united states. florida, i understand it's a swing state in presidential election, but it's a swing state when you have, you know, guys running like mitt romney and john mccain and bob dole. a tough conservative wins florida. >> what was the impact of that ad -- i couldn't believe when he picked ryan, the democrats ran an ad of some guy who looked like ryan pushing granny off the edge of a cliff in a wheelchair. it was subtle. >> it was subtle but that doesn't work because marco rubio got elected by promising. the one big debate that he had with charlie crist and the democratic opponent, he talked about raising social security to 70. bob graham, one of the most popular democratic politicians in florida history, always talked about the need of possibly raising the retirement age for social security and medicare. the voters there are a lot smarter than politicians think. so no, it wasn't that good. let's talk some more about ike because, again, i think the guy is slowly evolving into my favorite presi
of the united states telling the people that he is going to get tough with china and iran when he actually invested in this. >> stephanie: i know. imagine what is in his actual tax returns from all of the time he was making this money at bain capital. this is stuff he was able to manipulate what he said earlier. so yeah, a lot more questions than answers. >> stephanie: all right. here is the jingle for this weekend. ♪ what huh-uh, i don't think so yes, he is i know ♪ ♪ yeah i know i know ♪ ♪ liberals everywhere to celebrate momma's sexy tour, yeah ♪ ♪ momma's going to celebrate a birthday too steph's going to bring an instruction cake and meet and grope with you, come on now ♪ ♪ celebration ♪ ♪ seattle is going to celebrate and have a good time ♪ ♪ celebration ♪ ♪ sexy liberal celebrate and have a good time ♪ ♪ i can kiss ♪ ♪ y'all know what i'm talking about ♪ ♪ here's the party, par-tay ♪ >> stephanie: thank you girls. can i bring that as a carry on my life size president obama. >> no tsa will shoot you. >> stephanie: queen bee in
's judgment? is because the only text you have when you're president of the united states is what do you do when you're faced with the unexpected? this is the expected, and he doesn't seem to be doing very well with it. >> when we look at the politics of this, a cnn/orc poll was released saying that 63% of all americans say, yes, when the question was asked whether he should release more tax returns. so i think, when you're dealing with tax rates, when you're dealing with fairness, especially when you're dealing in light of this 47% statement, that this is a sound political question since candidates in the past have had to do this. >> no question. and what mr. johnston said is particularly revealing. let's assume the romneys did pay 14% to 20% that the letter seems to imply, each and every year for the last 20. this year he paid about 14%. so if that were the case, then what's the reason for not releasing it? in many years, he paid more than he paid in 2011, if you believe what the accountant says. they paid up to 20%. so the damage is already done. people know, because of the way the tax c
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the president of the united states, you know, supporting marriage equality, a larger majority of the country in favor of it. and you want to understand why the right is concerned about the culture war. they do thing -- and they may be right -- that they're losing the culture war. they're looking at the diversity of the country, they're looking at issues related to marriage, and they see everything at risk and they could be right because the country has gone way beyond it, particularly on marriage. >> because it's generational. it's not just that we're seeing that generational shift of seeing or approving gay marriage but among the minorities who may be more conservative they're also supporting it. i'm going with the party that does so. >> it's starting to move. >> there was a face put to it. there was a point it became political. my mother, my sister, my brother, my cousin. it became a face to someone that loved and wanted to get married. >> and think that was something very effectively done at the convention. sac wall zack walls, the son of two women who are gay marriage and benita veniz. s
of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a bit there? >> i don't think he said he didn't promise it as a priority, it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all the members of congress that supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done, and every republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so hopefully with the votes in november, people will say okay, let's come back to the table and get this done. but the president passed out of the house and out of the senate a dream act that was blocked by the minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status of the dream act, the kids that were here, because their parents came here and through no fault of their own they got c
to the united states? was our tax money supporting that? >> no, he left the compound % because he rejected polygamy. >> when he was brought back wasn't he a small child? >> no, he was married before he came back. and served in the nixon administration, and ran for president, so it would be hard to hide a sister wife. >> stephanie: pete in chicago, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi there, thank you for all of the fun and good work you are doing. and actually if somebody really looked at this 47% situation, i think romney has it backwards, because the people with the escalades, and wide-screen tvs are his base. and they are living on our money, which is the tax money they don't pay. so we're supporting them and they seem to have an insatiable appetite. and i'm 67. it was in business 24 years. many years i couldn't contribute to ira. i'm a little short of money. the taxes have gone up on my house. i have one lung, heart failure, i'm 67. if they kill social security and medicare to pay for these guys toys, i'm dead. i don't want pity, because i'm living
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